Addiction and substance abuse is a common problem that is plaguing many different people throughout the United States of America. If you suspect you may have a drug or alcohol problem, you may be wondering when it’s bad enough to seek counseling. Here are some signs that it may be time to seek counseling for your drug and/or alcohol addiction:
- You are unable to get through the day or even a few hours without using your drug of choice or drinking.
- You have been behaving in ways that are not like you (stealing, lying, hurting people you care about).
- You have been hiding your drinking or drug use.
- You have been drinking or using drugs in the morning.
- You use drugs or drink by yourself.
- You are having financial problems.
- You have been failing at your responsibilities like school, work, and family commitments.
- Your relationships are strained.
- Multiple people that are close to you have expressed concerns.
These are just a few examples of signs that you may need addiction counseling.
Addiction counseling may not be the approach for you at first, however. You may need to seek treatment in an inpatient or outpatient treatment program at a rehabilitation center.
You may also need to combine addiction counseling with meetings in recovery organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or SMART Recovery.
Addiction is a disease that must be treated throughout your life. However, you are strong enough to overcome your disease. Many people have done it before you. If you are interested in addiction counseling, please contact the office of Bud Willis.